R2-A3, since 2016). Let's check out Wedge Antilles after the break...
Height: 5 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and balljointed head.
Accessories: Blaster pistol and helmet.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*On the left is Wedge Antilles while Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) is on the right. Wedge uses the same body as Luke with a slightly different paintjob. Luke is from the very first series of figures back in 2013 but the body and articulation are still quite good and I can't blame Hasbro at all for this. Again, I'm surprised we haven't seen a few more of the X-Wing pilots from ANH yet.
* Wedge looks like Wedge. While he's in his Snowspeeder duds in The Empire Strikes back, in ANH and ROTJ we see him in his X-Wing gear, so Wedge could probably work for either of those films (his hair's a bit shorter in ROTJ, though). This is a detailed sculpt and really shows off Hasbro's attention to detail here. I'm sure there are some minor, minor differences between this outfit and Wedge's movie outfit but this is a stellar body and I doubt anyone will be disappointed. The biggest difference color-wise is that the harness straps that hang around Wedge's legs are silver, whereas Luke's were gray.
three different actors in ANH? There's Dennis Lawson, who played Wedge during the Death Star attack and in TESB and ROTJ, too (he's Ewan McGregor's uncle!) but there was also Colin Higgins, who played Wedge during the Death Star briefing. He's referred to as Fake Wedge, though, and now in-canon is actually a new character named Col Takbright. Oh, and the third? Well, Wedge's lines in ANH were rerecorded by David Ankrum to give him an American accent. Weird, huh?
* Seriously, the detail on the chest panel is still pretty good. I love the little hose that runs from it and connects to under the vest, too.
* The articulation here holds up well. While Wedge is restricted a bit by the harness straps that hang down over his legs that is an accurate part of the costume. He can still sit down and can take most poses. I'm sure you can pose him in any way you saw Wedge in the Original Trilogy.
* Wedge's helmet is very nicely done. It fits on his head well, has translucent yellow goggles, and is covered with painted details. It's a really nice accessory and seems to be perfectly screen accurate so far as the paint details go.
* While Wedge doesn't use a blaster in the films, Hasbro did give him one just for fun. He comes with a DH-17, which also came with Lando and the Rebel Trooper.
* Since Wedge uses an older body, he has the weird, visible neck hinge that most of the Phase 1 and 2 figures had. That's not terrible in and of itself but edge has some ugly looking paint apps on his neck. Ick!
This is the first figure of Wedge Antilles I've reviewed. For more figures from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III check out the following:
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